After Inter Milan and Roma, Fiorentina snatched qualification for the Europa League Conference final in the 129th minute against FC Basel on Thursday evening.
Roma against Sevilla on May 31; there Fiorentina in front of West Ham June 7; Inter ahead of Manchester United on June 10. Italian football will experience 3 European Cup finals in the space of a few days. While José Mourinho’s AS Roma repelled Leverkusen to reach the Europa League final on Thursday evening, Fiorentina qualified at the end of the suspense against FC Basel in the Conference League.
Beaten 2-1 in Tuscany, the Florentines made up for their delay thanks to Nico Gonzalez (35th), before conceding a goal from Zeki Amdouni (55th), then to put the counters back to equality thanks to their same Argentinian winger ( 72nd). It was finally after extra time in extra time, in the 129th minute, that Antonin Barak gave the qualification to the Viola in the middle of Parc Saint-Jacques.
Prague bound 😎#UECLfinal || @acffiorentina pic.twitter.com/Vrf8DhuFco
— UEFA Europa Conference League (@europacnfleague) May 18, 2023
West Ham, for its part, ensured the blow, beating a second time Alkmaar (0-1), this time in the Netherlands, thanks to a goal at the end of the match from Pablo Fornals (94th). Alphonse Areola, Thilo Kehrer, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Emerson, Lucas Paqueta, Saïd Benrahma and Maxwel Cornet (all from Ligue 1) will all play for a European trophy, against Jonathan Ikoné’s Fiorentina.